As an unabashed travel enthusiast who is taking an unexpected break from visiting all ends of the world this year, I’ve been spending much of the last few weeks in search of new ways—both simplistic and unforgettable—to make the most of Summer 2020. One of the most classic warm weather pastimes that I often overlook is enjoying an afternoon by the pool with a refreshing drink. Whether it’s creating memories with a close group of friends over delicious cocktails or simply quenching your thirst with something extra flavorful, finding a beverage that is perfectly-paired with your summer plans is an absolute necessity.
I’ve recently become obsessed with the expansive DAVIDsTEA line of teas and teaware products. The brand launched in Toronto in 2008 with a mission to offer a wide range of unique flavors as well as a commitment to using high-quality, natural products and empowering their customers, employees, and communities. They support so many important causes on both global and local levels, including bringing clean water to developing communities, reducing human-elephant conflict, and creating a more sustainable tea industry for workers, farmers, and the environment—just to name a few. You can read more about all of the other partnerships and non-profit organizations that DAVIDsTEA is involved with here.
With so many reasons to love this brand, and new amazing flavors popping up every day, I thought now would be the perfect time to spill the tea on some of my favorite DAVIDsTea products for you to enjoy this season.
DAVIDsTEA makes so many fun and fruity flavors unlike any tea you’ve tried before. For anyone who is new to the brand and not sure where to begin, I highly recommend the Fruity Iceables Tea Discovery Kit. This is a loose leaf iced tea kit which includes 5 different flavor blends: Just Peachy, Rainbow Lemonade, Cherry Berry Punch, Frozen Raspberry, and Grapefully Yours.
Refreshing Cold Brews in Southern Peach, Aloha Colada, and Berry Burst are available nearly instantaneously in sleek reusable cans. It traditionally takes 6-12 hours to cold-brew tea, but this game-changing product can be steeped in cold water (no need for a kettle!) in just 1.5-2 hours. This line is low in caffeine and the flavors are amazing. I’d recommend these delicious cold brews for anyone who is looking to stay hydrated on a hot day but is growing bored from just drinking water. Each can makes approximately 10-15 cups of cold brew tea and is regularly priced at $19, but there is currently a buy one get one 50% off promotion.
If you’re looking for something a bit closer to a traditional tea flavor but still completely unique and delightful, the Deep Blue Spirulina blend is a must-try. This white tea blend is protein-rich and packed with vitamins and minerals. It has delicately sweet hints of mango and pineapple flavors, making you feel like you’re enjoying a tropical beverage without all of the added sugar.
Any tea connoisseur knows that the equipment you use to brew and store your tea is just as important as the ingredients themselves. I love the DAVIDsTEA Perfect Pitcher because of its convenient shape (it’s slim enough to store in the most crowded refrigerator or cabinet) and impressive capacity—67 ounces to be exact! Its mess infuser, leak proof lid and chic design make this product truly live up to its name—perfect!
Whether you’re venturing out to the nearest beach or continuing to enjoy time at home, enjoying the perfect tea blend in a crisp cold brew can be one of the most refreshing ways to relax and unwind this summer. Head over to the DAVIDsTEA website for a full list of iced tea flavors and summer recipe inspiration.